ORANGE COUNTY (LALATE EXCLUSIVE) – Lydia Stirling (photos below) aka Lydia McLaughlin is joining RHOC. Lydia Stirling is the newest Real Housewives of Orange County 2013 cast member. Stirling’s storyline to RHOC will be introduced through Heather Dubrow initially, insiders claim. But her real connection to Bravo’s franchise came through a different route, namely Lisa Vanderpump of RHOBH.
As reported on LALATE in 2011, Heather Dubrow was not initially up for casting in Real Housewives of Orange County but rather Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Reports claims that after Dubrow was purportedly turned down for RHOBH, Bravo then envisioned Dubrow joining RHOC.
Such is the unusual twist for Lydia Stirling as well. She heads Beverly Hills Lifestyle Magazine. And yet, she lives in Orange County. But if her name and face sound familiar, they should.
This week on RHOBH, it’s Lydia Stirling’s fashion shoot envisioned by Lisa Vanderpump for Brandi Glanville that dominates Bravo.
On RHOBH this week, Lisa wants Brandi to get more lines of income. So Lisa tells Brandi that she had been authoring a column in Lydia Stirling’s magazine for some time. Before the cast trip, Brandi does a stunning spread for Stirling’s magazine.
Lydia owns SKYLAB Modern Art, has a puppy jewelry line LydiaM, and she is the granddaughter of Geoff Stirling. Her brother additionally models for Abercrombie & Fitch. She is married to Doug McLaughlin, and has two boys.